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About the Journal

A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage published on behalf of the American Dialect Society.

American Speech has been one of the foremost publications in its field since its founding in 1925. The journal is concerned principally with the English language in the Western Hemisphere, although articles dealing with English in other parts of the world, the influence of other languages by or on English, and linguistic theory are also published. The journal is not committed to any particular theoretical framework, and issues often contain contributions that appeal to a readership wider than the linguistic studies community. Regular features include a book review section and a “Miscellany” section devoted to brief essays and notes.

Annual membership in the American Dialect Society includes a subscription to American Speech with electronic access through a combination of read.dukeupress.edu and JSTOR, as well as a copy of the Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS), an annual supplement.


Abstractors and Indexers

Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Current Contents—Arts and Humanities, Current ContentsSocial and Behavioral Sciences, Education Research Complete, Education Source, ERIH PLUS, Historical Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 19071985, Humanities Full Text, Humanities Index Retrospective: 19071985, Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics Abstracts Online, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, Literature Online, Magazines for Libraries, MLA International Bibliography, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Professional Development Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Discovery, ProQuest Research Library, Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907–1984, SocINDEX.

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